After school today, we met our friends Gabe, Ryanne, and Avery, and their great friends in town from California, Valerie, Savannah, and Landon at Monkey Joe's. They had a blast! Can you tell?
The Basketball Court
I mean....the wrestling pit.
After coming home from Monkey Joe's, we finally gave Ty his birthday gifts.
He has been talking about guitars for months now and loves to sing and play an imaginary guitar while he dances. In fact, for those of you who have seen him dance, you know that he cannot dance without strumming that imaginary guitar. We thought he might be ready for a real one to begin playing. He was very excited!
Micah didn't quite understand why he wasn't getting a guitar too. He asked over and over all day when it was going to be his birthday again and he wasn't too happy about Ty turning 5 today. What about this reaction when Micah realized what Ty was getting?
Things are better now....
Finally this evening, we went back over to Ryanne and Gabe's house, where Savannah had made surprise cupcakes for Ty. We sang Happy Birthday to him one more time and then it was his turn to serenade us all with his new guitar. This video was from earlier today, but many more of us got to experience the same thing tonight.
WARNING: 1. We're not sure that he's musically inclined. 2. He's been listening to a lot of Alabama's Greatest Hits in the truck with his dad.
I think it might be more work planning a "special day" than a birthday party!
On his special day, I must say how much I love my oldest son! He is a precious gift and a joy to spend everyday with! D.J. and I talk often about his tender heart and inquisitiveness. Ty loves to sit and have a conversation with you and would probably prefer to do that than play. He is also a wonderful big brother! I can't wait to continue to watch him become the boy that God has created him to be. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TY!!